Merkley discusses port, more during stop in Coos Bay

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, standing front, listens to a
question from a commercial fisherman who was concerned that plans to bring
offshore wind to the Oregon Coast could impact not only the fishing industry
but the quality of life of those who live here. Merkley said he agreed with many
of the concerns, adding he and his staff are working with the Bureau of Ocean
Energy Management to come up with a solution that expands renewable energy
while protecting commercial fishermen, the climate and those who live and
recreate at the coast. Merkley discussed that issue and many more during a town
hall at Heritage Hall on the campus of Marshfield High School. For a full
recap, see the Friday edition of The World.